Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bestiary - the interactive book project

Bestiary is a large, seemingly empty book that displays a new fantastical creature each time someone turns a page. The animals are assembled from an array of parts in Processing, given a name reflecting their make-up (e.g. Mantidilloboon for an animal assembled from mantis, armadillo, and baboon parts) and projected onto the blank pages. Camera input notes each page turn and triggers the creation of a new animal. Bestiary was built by Caroline Brown and Bryan Lence at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, 2009.

Bestiary from Caroline Brown on Vimeo.

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